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    February 18, 2013
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out live doppler 7hd. few sprinkles around the bay area so far tonight being reported from sfo to the peninsula. you can see it as i loop the radar here just manufacturing through not all of this was reaching the ground. there is more coming. main storm is well to the north of us. just located west of the pacific northwest and i want to show you the timing of the system. tonight at 11:00 p.m. few sprinkles still possible as we head that the morning hours 5:00 a.m. you will notice some rain beginning to develop and it picks up as we head that the noon time hour with the possibility of snow on mount hamilton. more snow this the forecast. complete look of the details but just remember grab the umbrella when you head out the door. >> all right thanks see you shortly. stay with us for live updates as this storm moves across the bay area. we'll be tracking it all morning with live doppler 7hd followed by leif updates on the hour throughout the day. >> students edge tonight after rape over the weekend at santa cruz. happened on trail in the
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middle of the uc campus. that attack follows the shooting that involved a student off campus last week. lillian is live from uc santa cruz with latest on this. lillian. >> 2 major incidents in just one week no. 1 dear students here are feeling nervous. santa cruz police officers posted fliers around uc santa cruz campus tonight. asked for the community help in identifying the man who beat and raped a 21-year-old woman sunday afternoon. she had been walking along wooded path on campus between the upper am by theater and classroom unit building. >> scary because you never think that is going to like happen at your campus. >> santa cruz alerted students by text message and e-mail. places issued a be on the look out alert to other county law enforcement agency. rapist is described as 200 pound muscular or stocky white man in his twlis black hair green eyes mustache and goatee. he's
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about 5 feet 10 inches tall. >> i think what makes this one feel different is that it happened in the middle of the day. it involved the victim had did not know the assailant. >> even before sunday rape students had been on evenly. uc santa cruz senior was shot and robbed last monday evening while ait waiting at bus stop. she survived the shooting but attacker is still on the loose. >> i don't know what to think. is this a coincidence or to think like santa cruz is becoming a scary place to be. >> either way students say they plan to be more vigilant on and off campus. >> like putting the key in between the fingers of your hands when walking around. being really careful. looking around training to be alert. the usual. >> campus police have added patrol since sunday rape how long that will continue will be assessed day by day. live at uc santa cruz, abc 7 news.
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>> thank you. man sues pested of killing 3 people during a drug deal in sonoma county has been arrested in alabama. 46-year-old mark cap awaiting extradition to california. investigators say he was involved in the february fifth somewhating of 3 men near forestville. authorities say the victim had intended to buy a large quantity of marijuana. cap arrested last thursday during routine traffic stop. >> assistant chief with the highway patrol faces charges tonight of helping his son skip town to escape a rape charge in fresno. investigators say 20-year-old spencer scar left the u.s. in december three days before a jury found him guilty. he was captured last week in mexico. tonight his father kyle who works for the chp accused of misleading investigators with bogus missing persons report and planting blood on the family driveway. his daughter and wife also face charges. whole family in trouble. >> new at 11:00 livermore mother who serbed time in prison for having sex with under age boys is now back in jail. 44-year-old christine
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hub sentenced to 5 years in prison in 2010. hub was dubbed hummer mom for the suv she used for sexual encounter. she was arrested friday in hayward on parole violation. authorities have not said what she did to get arrested or when she got out of prison. right now she's being held at the jail with no bail. >> tonight there is a call to suspend cal kabul coach mike montgomery for shoving a star player during last night game. it's coming from a state senator who also happens to be a graduate of uc berkeley. john is live for us at the pavilion on the cal campus. john? >>reporter: coach montgomery already reprimanded by the pack 12 and athletic director has said his behavior is unacceptable but state senator yee is calling for a suspension saying it will hopefully wake up the coach about his behavior. >> all conference last year. >>reporter: sharp jab by cal basketball coach montgomery lasted only a split second but
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the fall out linger. yee a state senator and cal alumni calling on the university to sues pen the coach for at least one game. >> you don't allow a history professor to push a student as a learning lesson. i don't understand why you do that in the athletic department. while this may a basketball game, this is still in part of the instructional program of the uc system. >>reporter: coach montgomery shoved star player crab during sunday night victory over usc. later definancing the action as a motivational tactic. >> i told him would i do it again. i want to wichbility i get involved. and i think these kids sometimes the done realize how hard it is to win. >>reporter: then he did a quick pivot issue ago written statement saying while my intent was to motivate our student athletes my behavior was in appropriate and i apologize for my actions. few week ago there was reported lay similar incident between he and another player. on campus
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where crab image looms large, reaction is mixed. >> much to do about nothing at this point. issued an apology and i think we should manufacture on at this point. >> coach said he was caught up in the heat of the moment but even then i think the coach should be liable for his action. if he's up for suspension i think it's well deserved. >>reporter: cal has fought commented on yee call for suspension. tomorrow the senator plans to call and send a letter to university officials asking for the suspension. he says if nothing happens it will weaken the confidence in uc berkeley. this is 7 news. >> okay more to come on. that thanks very much. >> here's frightening story. sitting in the home and without warning tree crashes through the roof. it happened today and hasn't even started raining yet. tree fell into a home in diablo east of danville. that's where allen is tonight with this story. allen? >>reporter: we are told this was not a weather related
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incident but there could be weather related problems with that storm on the way and now that this family home roof has been crushed. >> shock is over i need a little something. >>reporter: we saidy calmed by some wine brought over by a neighbor recalled the sound of her home being crushed by a nearly 400 year old oak tree. >> i thought it was an earthquake and whole bay area is doomed. so massive where i was. >>reporter: it was a sight for the whole country club town of diablo to see. massive 80 if the valley oak that crushed the family roof. the car. the primary moat mode of transportation around here. the golf cart. >> my dad favorite toy so he's a little bum i can tell. see it in his face right now. >>reporter: homeowner pete says he was in the family ramp and waive was in the kitchen when the branches broke through the ceiling. >> tree we thought was healthy. we had trimmed it. kept it proportion correctly. >> well from the outside it
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probably did look that way. once it fell you could see more what was going on with the roots themselves. >>reporter: the valley oak as circumference larger than the family dining room table and riddled with disease. sap showed how much water an old oak cap retain. >> we are lift thanksgiving stuff with a small crane but we get a bigger, big crane to get the massive part of it off. >>reporter: the family happy nobody was injured but they won't be able to stay in their home tonight because it has been red tagged until a structural engineer can investigate and inspect it. reporting live in the town of diablo, abc 7 news. >> stunning damage thank goodness northbound was hurt. thank you. gas prices as you have probably noticed gone up 32 straight days. one month ago drivers in san francisco paid an average of 3.67 a gallon. according to triple a the same gas cost 4.13
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a gallon today. increase of 46 cents. analyst blame refinery closing and annual change from winter blend to more expensive summer blend fuel. prices expected to keep rising too through spring. >> you don't have back pain you likely know somebody who does. >> first 3 weeks. i simply couldn't walk. >> so what are your option sns is surgery always the answer? we take a look at some choice that is could help you or someone you know. >> gymnast and skiers do it all the time. stunt driver has attempted a back flip in a car. you will see the landing coming up. >> and live doppler 7 hd tracking rain as it approaches the bay area. 7 news meteorologist sandhya is next with the forecast. >> later on jimmy kimmel live. >> andy right there sitting in tox me.
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>> he's right i'm here i'm right again. right again. >> and we'll be back in
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>> estimated 85 percent of people living in the united states will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. it's the no. 1 leading cause of disability in this country. tonight a closer look at treatment options and and what to consider before surger surgery. >> junior high principal steve prided himself on being a near scratch golfer and live long athlete until back condition flared up last year. >> a lot of pain. particularly in the arms. >>reporter: david fisher an avid mountain bike whor raw teamly wro road the crest until he was in a similar position. >> for the first 3 weeks i simply couldn't walk. >> both sought the advice of
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san francisco surgeon light. some of the symptoms were similar david was treatd with physical therapy and medications while steven wound up having a successful but 70's indicateded surgery. dr. light says knowing the reasons behind the different treatment plan could help future back patients understand their own options. >> on the average we would lake to wait at least 6 months. 6 months to 2 years before recommending surgery for paper alone. >> dr. light says most lower back pain cases resolve themselves in the first three months with combination of rest and medication. but if the pain lasts for 6 months the odds of spontaneous recovery go down to 50%. still dr. light says the decision to operate still rests on 2 key considerations. >> no. 1 is the problem severe. is the problem life altering. do you have difficulty getting out of bed. do you have difficulty going to work. >> next is whether surgeon can confidently trace the pain to likely source using an mri or other imaging technique. in
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steve's case a disk replacement procedure helps decompress the section of spine inflaming the surrounding nerves condition caused by injury or natural deterioration. >> between 20 and 40 years old compression of the spinal cord or spinal nerve root due to herniation of the disk prosecute probably the most common. >>reporter: he says slightly older patient's like david a condition is more common bone spur form on the inof the spine narrowing the canal and that can aggravate the nerve when twisted. treatment involves surgery or alternative such as apartment inflammatory drugs. >> we simply treated him with medication and in one situation we gave him an injection and the pain resolved. >> both steve and david say they are now pain free and hoping to return to the activities they love most. >> i'm willing to get on the bike and give ate shot. home
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run in my world to get out and my golf again. i'm a 4 handicap playing during the summer i can get down to a 1. i just want to be able to play golf and enjoy my kids. >>reporter: surgery is required several recent advancement including brisk replacement which if some cases can take the place of traditional fooinl spinal fusion leaving the back more flexible. >> 85 percent of us. back problems. >> restaurant in japan is finding customers they don't finish every last bit of their signature dish. seafood restaurant known for the dish of salmon piled sky high on bed of rice. working conditions for fishermen so dangerous the restaurant sees it as sign of appreciation if all the dish is eaten. that means every grain of rice on the plate. customers who do not finish the dish must give an extra donation. >> nissan plans to open research center in silicon valley to develop self driving cars. google has been testing the technology for years in the bay area. nissan move the
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current resource from his japan to sunnyvale just 5 miles from google headquarters. nissan ceo believes self driving cars won't be feasible until 2020 because of regulatory the and technological hurdle. >> women of the first family skied in colorado. president himself went golfing in florida with tiger woods. and flew back home to washington today. on wednesday i'll have the chance to sit down with mr. mr. obama for exclusive one-on-one interview at the white house. i'll be traveling to dc this week to interview president obama. i leaf tomorrow. my report live from washington begin airing tomorrow evening at 5 here on abc 7 news. >> i'll be here reporting the next couple daisy. tweeting from washington as well. at dan ashley abc 7 so follow me on twitter as well. lacking for experience opportunity to talk about issues we care abou about. >> we look forward to hearing what he has to say time. all right let's check in now with
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sandhya. >> we said at the top storm is coming. >> last time we had measurable rain here in the bay area february 8th. it has been a long time in coming as we check out live doppler 7hd not whole lot is happening but there is moisture coming. it's up to the north. crescent city eureka a light moderate rain falling right now. we have a winter weather advisory beginning at 4 a.m. for the sierra nevada lake county area running until 11:00 p.m. tuesday. expecting 6 to continue inches of snow over the mountains and snow level will be around 2000 feet.so that's where the winter weather advisory in effect. weighs lack from high definition roof top camera you can see a beautiful view of the bay bridge sparkling tonight. streets are dry there. the bay bridge is dry. temperatures in the mid 40's around novato santa cruz livermore 47 san francisco 49 degrees different vantage point from high definition camera. notice the shakey camera. getting gusty out there. higher terrain 20
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to 30 miles an hour wind gust at this hour and the temperatures are falling at 40 in santa rosa. most other areas in the mid 40's. here is a lack at what is coming. and it is going to get wet for the morning commute.so rain arrives overnight. chance of thunder. snow possible down to 2000 feet in the north bay mountains. here's reason for it. the storm system here is coming out of the gulf of alaska. cold air associated with it so it's not so much the amount of rain that we are going to 7 but the intensity of this system in temperatures of the coldness and what it will bring.so let me show you computer animation 11:00 p.m. tonight. few sprinkle like earlier tonight then we sea steady rain. a little batch at 5:00 a.m. as many of you head out the door. morning goes on and some of you head out for the morning rush hour later on. you will notice some light moderate rain with the trough coming through at 11:00 a.m. could see some snow mixing in with rain around mount hamilton and lake county area in the hills so just be aware of that. the low will go
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through early wednesday morning. all wind down and over with. rainfall total quarter to half an inch through tuesday night. so just be aware of the fact that it is going to be slick tomorrow and in the morning especially give yourself extra time. upper 30's upper 40's. make sure you bundle up. it is going to be a chilly day. check out the high for your tuesday. in the south bay 50 for san jose. sunnyvale. morgan hill froon degrees in you need the rain gear on the peninsula. 51 redwood city. al the coast and pacifica downtown san francisco sunset district only 51 degrees and as you look up to the north bay right around the clear lake area could you see some rain snow mix there. 53 santa rosa. east bay cooler than average for this time of year. far cry from what we saw over the weekend. 50 in oakland. inland area 50 for concord. walnut creek accu-weather 7 day forecast thunderstorms chance could sea some small hail.
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snow. yes it's possible. drying out wednesday thursday friday. slight chance of showers returning by saturday and temperatures will start to come on up as we head into sunday monday mid 50's to mid 60's. >> noticeably cooler thank you. >> oscars this sunday. less app week away. 7 news the only place to watch our live coverage begins at 2. so be sure to down load our official coors app. >> access to more than a dozen camera with streaming video from behind the scenes and on the red carpet. oscars app available for i-phone i-pad android and kendall -- kindle fire. >> right now spring training getting under way. >> yes larry here with that and sports. >> what do you do when you have too much tall sent in not something i have had to worry about. nice problem the a's have. decisions decisions for bob melvin. mike will have the story from spring training in arizona next. >> it wasn't that
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citibank popmoney. easier banking. >> good evening. mike will hold the regular weekly news conference tomorrow but nothing regular about it. cal hoops coach will certainly be talking about the shop. pack 12 has reprimanded montgomery for pushing cb. at first montgomery laughed this off as motivation tactic but ad was not amused at all issue ago statement saying this will not happen again. now nut perspective this is nowhere near as serious as knight indiana choking reid in 1997 but the fact is you just can not put your hands on a player. can't do it. nba lost icon today with death of lakers owner jerry bus he grew up in poverty in wyoming. work ethic and smarts led him to l.a. real estate empire and lakers estimated at 1 billion dollars in value. 32 years at the helm and made the finals 16 times. winning 10 titles man would
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created show time was battling cancer. dr. jerry bus 80 years old. >> to baseball a's true surprise last year winning the al west so what do they do this year with expectation elevated here's mike in phoenix. >> a's manager melvin a lot of talent on thes are sister and looking forward to piece thanksgiving puzzle together. >> might not be too many 25 man roster spots open but within the 25 man roster we are still trying to figure some things out so that's a good thing. always want competition and and guys going out with extra edge playing to make a job whether more at bat or whatever and that's always a good dynamic to have him camp. >>reporter: former d back young come over in a trade. tour starters in the out field. do the best we can. i think finding the formula during the season to get everybody proper amount of playing time. will be the trick but we have spring
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training to figure it out. >> young pitching staff has year of experience under the belt that make a huge difference. >> they made significant strides last year whether parker or malone. felt very confident with the bullpen i don't know that i have been on a team that has this kind of depth. >> for bob melvin too much talent is a great problem to have. in phoenix with the a's i'm mike 7 sports. >> we finish one track shot golf in north kerr lean. 9 players lined up in a straight line. hit the putt simultaneously. down they go. golfers students and pga golf management program at campbell university check it out one more time. that is very cool. how many trays do you think it took. once, twice, would you believe 28? they were out there all day. the 28th tame was the charm. >> 7 sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> that's fun is that really cool. >> thanks very much. >> coming up next. a stunt
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never before attempted. >> no. he didn't try this 28 times. the daredevil behind the wheel trying to do 360 the wheel trying to do 360 degree back flip. does he
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two things you need to know when you wake up. grab the jacket or coat and umbrella. you need them. here's wake up weather cold rain breezy at times chance of thunder and small hail temperatures in the upper 30's to the upper 40's. 8:00 a.m. in the warming up much only in the low to upper 40's. mike will be here 4:30 to 7:00 a.m. tracking the storm with live doppler 7hd. >> excellent thanks sandhya. >> check this out. stunt driver pulls off the world first back flip in a car. this is heart stopping moment champion rally driver performs this incredible 360 degree back flip. >> look at this french daredevil raced towards a 25 foot tall ramp especially built mini cooper at exactly 37 miles an hour then hit the quarter pipe and took off soaring 75 feet into the air and flipping the car the full 360 degrees
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backwards. he sticks the landing. >> that is remarkable. heart stopping. >> jimmy kimmel live up next tonight. guest andy and caved and ben harper. >> stay tune. thanks for your time appreciate it. >> 7 news continues tomorrow morning starting at 4:30 with the latest on the storm is that i'll see you from washington.
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>> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live"! tonight, andy samberg, david steinberg, and music from ben harper with charlie musselwhite. with cleto and the cletones and now, all of a sudden, here's jimmy kimmel! ♪
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♪ >> jimmy: thank you all. yeah. jimmy, i'm the host of the show. thank you for watching. thank you for joining me. [ cheers and applause ] for a lot of people, the end of a three-day weekend. it's president's day today. today, mitt romney spent the day quietly staring out of one of 1,200 windows in his home. a tear streaming down his eye. hey, here's a -- here's a fun presidential fact. did you know our 12th president, zachary taylor was a cast member on the show "home improvement." think about it, it's kind of true. president obama celebrated by playing golf with tiger woods. obama took a three-day golf vacation to florida, and the first lady took the daughters to colorado to ski. sure, honey, go